Parents and Families

2016 Thanksgiving Break Information

Whether students are leaving Ann Arbor during the Thanksgiving recess, or staying here, Student Life offers some information that may be helpful to you. 

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Dates to Remember - November 2015

It is hard to believe that the end of Fall term is around the corner! These Dates to Remember should help keep you up-to-date for the rest of 2015 and beyond. 

November 2015

Housing for Next Year...Already?

While it may feel like you just dropped your student off, as early as October you may begin to hear talk about where to live next year. Here's what you need to know.

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Communication Skills for Students

Being able to communicate well with faculty, staff, and other students can help your student to eliminate conflict, succeed academically, and develop life-long leadership skills.

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Our Time with Your Student

Student Life is the part of the university that supports every aspect of your students' lives on campus. That means we're also here for them during the challenging times.

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Parents' Guide to Commencement (2015)

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - and to their parents and families!  U-M's graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 2, at 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Stadium.

Graduation at the Michigan Stadium

When Is Grad School the Best Choice?

Does your student want to go to graduate school? Why? When? Although about 25% of U-M students do go straight to graduate school after attaining their Bachelors, there are many routes to a graduate education and to a career path.

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